Once a rising star in the 1970s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show and hoping to reinvigorate his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic 40-year marriage. Academy Award-nominated Cutie and the Boxer captures two lives united by a dedication to art-making for a touching meditation on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice. (2013, 82 min, directed by Zachary Heinzerling, rated R for nude art images)
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